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Downtown Rapid City

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Address: Rapid City, SD 57701
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Description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art...
Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great entertainment from music to theatre and various events. Explore the fountains at Main Street Square, a place to make fun-filled memories for the whole family. With plenty of hotel rooms, over 70 shops and 33 restaurants, head Downtown, year round.
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Great downtown

In any visit to the black hills you have to visit downtown rapid city. The historic buildings are full of interesting shops and great restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

In any visit to the black hills you have to visit downtown rapid city. The historic buildings are full of interesting shops and great restaurants.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice down town area can walk from store to store ,The Square is by far the best ice skating in the winter. water fountains in the summer the ally walk is awesome as well !!

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Custer, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The heart of the city has enjoyed an amazing face lift and I love seeing people down there enjoying it. Whether skating in the winter or enjoying music in the summer....bringing people together in public spaces is awesome.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went to the Dahl Art Center for a Blues/Bluegrass concert and was quite entertained. Good music. The next night we went downtown to the Firehouse Theater for a play. I loved the venue which was really relaxed. It had a small pub in the theater and then little tables to place your drink on while enjoying the show. It was... More 

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Rapid City has one of the nicest downtown areas. You can walk from shop to shop, dine at some fantastic restaurants, check out local arts, stop for a glass of wine, and make sure that you walk down "Art Alley". The "Square" is a great place to hang out regardless of the time of the year.

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Mainstsquarerc, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Rapid City, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Downtown Rapid City! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are so many restaurants and very unique shops down town. We enjoyed the Firehouse Pub and Grill to eat. It was a very interesting place. I am not sure I have the name right but it was an old firehouse made into this fun eating and drinking place. We also enjoyed the wonderful statues of the presidents on the... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Loved the Ice Skating Rink and just walking around downtown and shopping. The weather was so nice. Loved the candy shops also.

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Centennial, Colorado
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353 reviews 353 reviews
251 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Rapid city is a great place. Walking around downtown was great. They have statues of the presidents on each corner on both sides of the street. It is very clean and safe and i enjoyed strolling along checking out the many shops and restraunts. it is not crowded like most downtowns. The employees at the shops are so kind and... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

. . . looked like an interesting town to spend some time in. Unfortunately, we arrived late in the [Sunday?] afternoon on a motorcoach tour and found almost nothing open. We set out on foot to find dinner --- BeauJos (home of mountain pies = fabulous pizzas!!!). Walking to dinner we discovered life-size statues of US presidents and learned that... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

At most corners are statues of the presidents. Pretty patriotic! Lots of restaurants & shops close by to explore

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